100 years ago - November 20th 1920
SCOTCH FAIR.– Our Presbyterian friends, who only appeal to the public once in 12 months, will open a Scotch Fair in the Mechanics’ Hall on Saturday next, 27th inst. The Fair which gives promise of great success, if one can judge by the amount of work being transacted, will be continued on the following Monday night.
RACE PRIVILEGES.– On Saturday last R.B. Heffernan disposed of the publican’s booth for the Pony Club’s meeting on 25th inst. to Mr. Jas. Turnbull for £2, and fruit stall to Mr. G. Chewying for 10/.
TURLINJAH SPORTS.– In order to wipe off the debt on the Turlinjah Hall piano, the good people of that part are arranging a day’s sport for the 26th Jan. Watch out for big program to be issued shortly.
NEW NUMBER PLATES.– Shortly the number of plates on all the motor cars in the State will be changed. The new plates, which will be substituted for those at present in use will be painted black, with the numbers showing in white—the reverse of the present coloring. All present plates will be called in, and the new ones, making for clearer visibility, issued in their place.
ODDFELLOWS’ BALL.—The Centennial Hall on Friday night was taxed to its utmost, when the G.U.O. Oddfellows held their popular Ball. The annual reunion this year brought members and their friends from all the surrounding centres, and the function was voted one of the best held by this benefit Lodge for many years.
NERRIGUNDAH. (From our Correspondent.) A day’s sports was held on the local Recreation Grounds on Friday, 12th Inst., in aid of the Battery funds. The attendance was not as large as on previous occasions, but all events were competed for. Mr. Hutchinson, of Bodalla, acted as judge, and as usual gave entire satisfaction. There was a luncheon booth on the ground, conducted by Mrs Mather and Mrs Lawler, who served up an excellent hot dinner.
Mr. and Mrs Lake were down from Cobargo with a soft drinks and fruit stall, and Alex. Boyle also had a load of fruit.
The principal events were as follows:-
Battery Special—H. Lavis’s Canberra 1.
Gents’ Flag Race—J. Lavis’s Sportsman 1.
Handicap Trot—J. Lavis’s Rooney 1.
Mainden Hunt—Lavis’s Zetwell 1.
Lady Driver—Miss Sutherland 1.
High Jump—J. Game’s Wooley 1.
Trowing at Wicket—P. Manning 1.
High Jump—H. Head 1.
Flying Handicap—A. Fraser 1.
In the Hunting Contest Mr. H. Duncan had a severe fall at one of the hurdles. The mare he was riding was a very cranky beast to handle, bucking and bounding all over the course, and it took a good horseman such as Harry is to be able to do anything with her. At the first jump she struck the hurdle and fell, breaking the girth, and the rider and saddle struck the ground together. Mr. Duncan was “knocked out” for a while, but soon recovered and returned home, all well excepting a severe shaking.
On the evening after the sports a plain and fancy dress ball was held in the School of Arts. The attendance was large and the door takings amounted to over £12. Mr. W. Sutherland filled the position of M.C. to the satisfaction of all present. There was a beautiful display of fancy dresses, for which there was a prize given. … Mrs. Mair “Indian Princess,” was awarded the prize. ...
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